Special Issue "Light Fields in the Ocean from Natural and Artificial Sources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: seawater optical properties; optical methods; satellite ocean color; field studies; regional algorithms; climatic factors
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This Special issue aims at presenting the results of new studies on light fields in the ocean. The term of "light fields" is interpreted here to a wider extent, encompassing not just a complete description of the angular radiance distribution at a given point, but also a partial description or the derived quantities, such as irradiance, radiance reflectance, diffuse reflectance, albedo, etc. The light fields may relate to the water medium itself, the sea surface, the atmosphere over the ocean, or the sea bottom; the light may be unpolarized or polarized, the light source natural or artificial, stationary or pulsed. Both theoretical results and from-field measurements are welcome; the presentation of new ideas and their realization, in particular the practical applications for the investigation and monitoring of the ocean and seas are encouraged. The particular topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Radiation transfer in the water media—direct and inverse problems; new computational availabilities;
- Underwater light fields in different oceanological and meteorological conditions;
- New methods and instruments for measuring the light fields underwater and above the sea surface;
- Ocean optics in Arctic—features of propagation and reflection of solar radiation by the ice cover;
- Propagation of optical signals, including short laser pulses, in the water media;
- Polarization characteristics of the light fields, underwater and above the sea surface;
- Vision of underwater objects through a wavy sea surface; optical diagnostics of the sea surface state;
- Use of the radiation transfer equation approximations for the ocean remote sensing.
Original papers and thematic reviews are accepted.
Prof. Dr. Oleg Kopelevich
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Ocean optics
- Satellite observations
- Field studies
- Regional algorithms
- Climatic factors